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World’s Biggest Big Top Circus Comes to Greenville March 22

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Carson & Barnes Circus the Biggest of the Big Top shows brings its all-new show for 2012 to the Hunt County Fairgrounds on Jack Finney Boulevard in Greenville on Thursday, March 22. Tickets are now on sale locally and online at A portion of sales will benefit the Ridgecrest Hispanic Baptist Church.

Celebrating its 76th year the Carson & Barnes Circus has been traveling the nation since 1937. While the show has changed over the decades, what remains is a solid two-hour show that features classic circus acts, daring high-wire feats and the antics of dozens of clowns. But aside from the clowns, the prancing horses and high-IQ dogs, the biggest stars of the show are the elephants.


World War II Hero to Visit Texas A&M University-Commerce March 7

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Commerce, TEXAS (Feb. 29, 2012)—Surviving Tuskegee Airman Army Lieutenant Calvin J. Spann will share his story at Texas A&M University-Commerce March 7 at 3:30 p.m. in the Ferguson Social Science Auditorium.

The event is open to the public at no cost and hosted by Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Alumni Relations, and Dr. Mary Hendrix, vice president of student access and success.

A&M-Commerce and the community will have an exciting opportunity to see history come to life as Spann, one of the first black military aviators in United States history, shares his story as a Tuskegee Airman. Spann is one of few surviving airmen from the original 996 pilots who trained at the Tuskegee Army Airfield between 1941 and 1946. Now in his late eighties, Spann is part of the legacy that inspired the new movie Red Tails.

As part of A&M-Commerce’s celebration of Living Legends Lecture Series, the Eta Phi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. and Theta Nu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is hosting the round table lecture. After sharing his story, Spann will answer attendee questions.


Fugitive from Fannin County captured in Oklahoma

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Dec. 26, 2011 - On Dec. 7, Fannin County Narcotics Investigators executed a search and arrest warrant in the 800 block of E. 8th St. in Bonham. During the search, the suspect, Juan Carlos Paz-Cannales, managed to escape from custody. Investigators believed at that time that Paz-Cannales possibly fled to an area residence and was likely driven away by friends.

An information release was forwarded to area media requesting that anyone having information of the possible whereabouts of Paz-Cannales contact law-enforcement. Investigators received some telephone calls with possible locations for Paz-Cannales. Tips were checked and investigators determined that Paz-Cannales might have possibly fled to Oklahoma.


Democratic Women to meet Monday

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June 23, 2011 - The Democratic Women of Fannin County are pleased to announce that the new Sheriff, Donnie Foster, will be speaking to the group at their next meeting. Everyone is invited to come meet the new Sheriff and hear his presentation on Monday, June 27, at 7 p.m. at the Elizabeth May Room located in the American Bank of Texas Bonham branch.


FBC Randolph to hold Vacation Bible School next week, June 20-24

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June 16, 2011 - First Baptist Church of Randolph is hosting Vacation Bible School next week, June 20-24, from 9 a.m. to noon each day, with the theme "Inside Out and Upside Down on Main Street". Children are invited to learn how Jesus makes a difference every day, exploring five of Jesus' parables about everyday people in everyday situations. Kids will be challenged to take a new look at what the Bible says about gratitude, compassion, forgiveness, grace, and faithfulness, and let Jesus make an amazing difference in their everyday lives. The fun begins Monday, June 20 and ends Friday, June 24. The church is located at 1099 Business State Highway 121 in Randolph. Activities include lunch. For more information, or to register, call Pastor David at 903-583-2878.

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